United States of Tara Review: "Train Wreck"

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Despite the title of the previous episode, Bryce truly came out to play this week. Much to the chagrin of Marshall.

But if it's possible for an installment that features a somewhat significant death, along with the outing of a very dangerous alter, to feel like filler, then that would be the case for "Train Wreck."

Meeting Bryce

It was still an interesting half hour, one filled by an especially great performance by Keir Gilchrist as Marshall, but it mostly served as a set-up for the final couple of episodes.

With Bryce now officially in the picture, how will the family handle this eerie development?

Marshall already knows, of course. He's outta there. You really can't blame the guy, can you? We've seen this coming for weeks and he's been nothing but honest with his father...

... who is pretty much left alone now with the spirit (if that's the right word) of his wife's abuser of a half-brother. Marshall is leaving, Kate is committed to her new relationship and Charmaine/Neil are rightfully as angry as they can be over that whole stealing Wheels thing.

(Does anyone else laugh at loud every time they refer to the baby as "Wheels?")

So it's all down to Max, which is also appropriate because the season has given more time to John Corbett than ever before. We get to watch him truly struggle with the issue he's sort of ignored for years: Tara is a lot more than just a nuisance. She's a potential danger to everyone she knows.

Just ask Dr. Hatteras.

That's where we're left heading into next two weeks. What did everyone else think of Bryce's family-wide unveiling this week?

Review

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